Amazon is a “10 tonne gorilla in the room” in the e-commerce market according to the founder of Metapack, who publicly called out the threat of the online retailer to the market for the first time. Speaking at The Delivery Conference in London today (30 January), Patrick Wall said: “We are all quite conscious that there is a gorilla in the room. That gorilla is a 10-tonne monster and, while it is entertaining our customers, it’s threatening. That gorilla is Amazon.” […]
It’s been a dramatic year in home delivery. ArrowXL was forced to watch one of its key hubs burn to the ground, and DX Group lost its senior leadership team after years of unrest and financial turbulence. To recap what’s happened in the sector in 2017 here’s a look back at it, neatly boxed up for you.
Amazon has announced plans to create 1,000 new permanent roles at its network of eight UK fulfilment centres in the “coming months”.
B&Q is working with Microlise to improve its home delivery service by using telematics to anticipate and combat problems.